In the low wet grouds is the carambola tree ; / Soft and pliant are its branches, / With the glossiness of tender [...] Cf. Shijing 148
The Master said, "If, because a man's discourse appears solid and sincere, we allow him to be a good man, is he really [...] Cf. Lunyu 288
K'an / The Abysmal (Water) / Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal: The image of the Abysmal [...] Cf. Yijing 29
In Tao the only motion is returning; / The only useful quality, weakness. / For though all creatures under heaven are [...] Cf. Daodejing 40
You were foreordained to find the source. / Now, tracing your way as in a dream / There where the sea floats up [...] Cf. Tangshi 138
Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions is equivalent to [...] Cf. Sunzi 21
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